Find out what’s happening in your area and connect with
people in your community and beyond!

If you’re wondering what CERTs is up to in your area, click on your region below to learn
more. Our event calendar is packed with events happening all over the state—including
your neck of the woods. We would also like to connect you with local groups working on
clean energy. Stay in the loop via email, Facebook, Twitter, and however else you connect.

Regional Highlights

Place your cursor on a region on the map to learn more about what each region is working on, and click to visit the region's page.

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Featured Event

Nov 14 4th annual MnSEIA - Midwest Ga... in Minneapolis
7:30am to 5:00pm
In year’s past, the Gateway to Solar Conference celebrated the 2013 legislation and its implementation. Now MnSEIA is looking to the future! This year’s conference will highlight the next wave of Minnesota’s solar explosion...

Upcoming Events

in Roseville
With cooler weather on the way, it’s time to prepare for heating bills again. Are you interested in learning how to keep heating and energy costs down? The Citizen’s Utility Board (CUB) of Minnesota can help you with ideas...
in Stillwater
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us for our Fall 2017 Planning for Resilient Cities Workshops with city staff, commission and community volunteers and elected leaders from 40 metro cities working together to include resilience goals (energy/mitigation...
in St. Paul
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Join us for a fall mixer with networking, refreshments, and a discussion of how the clean energy sector is leading job growth in Minnesota. Hear from special guests who will unpack Clean Jobs Midwest, and share how you can...
in Hackensack
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Informative tours of the many alternative energy installations (wood gasification, solar hot water, solar electricity, passive solar heat, etc.) and energy efficiency upgrades that have been installed on the campus in recent...
in Roseville
Stop by to ask CUB’s expert staff about your renewable power options, how to cut energy waste, how to spend less on electricity and natural gas, or whatever utility questions you might have. You’ll find us at the Community...

Testimonials about CERTs

I have been involved with CERTs since its inception and have watched it grow to a mature organization dedicated to coordinating grassroots ideas and efforts to wean this state and country from our fossil fuel addiction. There is no other group of...
- David Opsahl
Willmar Municipal Utilities
CERTs is a great way to ensure that all regions of Minnesota are equally represented as this green movement charges forward. Too often innovation and resources are stoked in central cities alone, leaving our efforts out-state neither recognized nor rewarded....
- Molly Berg
Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota
Project Independence was a quest to put a 10kw solar photovoltaic system on Chisago Lakes Middle school. These 44 panels were to be fully funded by students and staff with no cost to the school. We began the process in 2008 when the world economy fell apart...
- Pat Collins
Chisago Lakes Middle School
There's no better group tying together the grassroots and policy wonks on energy work in Minnesota, across political and geographic boundaries.
- John Farrell
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
University of Minnesota Morris understands how important CERTs is in moving our economy to local green jobs.
- Lowell Rasmussen
University of Minnesota Morris
CERTs has been a very important partner to our organization as we have evolved into THE voice for sustainability on the Iron Range. Whether it is by helping to judge our Green Inventors Contest for area youth, by participating in the wildly successful Iron...
- Don Graves
Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability (IRPS)

Minnesotans building a clean energy future


    CERTs Partners:

Minnesota Department of Commerce University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and Extension Great Plains Institute Southwest Regional Development Commission